C1864

Kabuki Actor Ichikawa Kodanji as Gorozo.

Artist:

Kunisada Toyokuni III (1786 - 1864)

Depicting the actor Ichikawa Kodanji IV in the role of Gosho no Gorozo, under falling cherry blossom petals. From the Kabuki play, &quotSukeroku Yukari no Edo Zakura&quot, the story of the conflict between two former samurai, one an otokodate. The … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Kabuki Actor Ichikawa Kodanji as Gorozo.

Date:

C1864

Artist:

Kunisada Toyokuni III (1786 - 1864)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Wood block

Image Size: 

245mm 
x 355mm
AUTHENTICITY
Kabuki Actor Ichikawa Kodanji as Gorozo. - Antique Print from 1864

Genuine antique
dated:

1864

Description:

Depicting the actor Ichikawa Kodanji IV in the role of Gosho no Gorozo, under falling cherry blossom petals. From the Kabuki play, &quotSukeroku Yukari no Edo Zakura&quot, the story of the conflict between two former samurai, one an otokodate. The &quototokodate&quot were the equivalents of England’s, Robin Hood type of character said to have been common after the end of the samurai era. Sukeroku tells the story of the conflict between two former samurai, Gorozo and his enemy Hoshikage Doemon. From the series, Rien kyokaku den (Story of a Chivalrous Man in the Theatrical World).

Biography:

Kunisada Toyokuni III (1786 – 1864)

This is one of the signatures used by Kunisada from 1844 until he retired in 1845. During this time he produced many images using colours and styles that were extremely popular with general public and moving away from the more mellow styles.

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